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The Quest

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An overview of the work of photographer Albrecht Kunkel premiers at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, continuing until 30 April 2017.

Albrecht Kunkel (1968–2009) was a seeker whose work was dedicated to the essential questions of human existence. His photographs capture landscapes and spaces of historical significance, and explore their inherent cultural practices.  

The images span from the earliest ritual rock and cave paintings all the way to the satiation of images in the modern day.
The artist also integrated photographic material by other authors, such as topographical aerial views or historical archival images, and investigated the conditions and possibilities of the photographic medium on the threshold of the digital age.

Albrecht Kunkel studied under Thomas Struth at the Karlsruhe University of Arts (HfG), as well as under Bernd and Hilla Becher and as a master student of Katharina Sieverding. He lived in Berlin, Paris and New York. His photographic legacy passed into the possession of the ZKM Karlsruhe in 2013.

For further information visit ZKM Karlsruhe

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